Festicket named 80th fastest growing company in Europe by FT 1000

Festicket, the world’s leading platform for festival experiences, is pleased to announce its position in the FT 1000. The company is ranked 80th out of 1000 of the fastest growing companies in Europe, coming fourth overall in the “Travel & Leisure” category.

The FT 1000, which is now in its third year, is compiled with Statista, and lists the European companies that achieved the highest compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2014 and 2017.

Founded in 2012, Festicket partners with festivals to provide travel packages that combine tickets, accommodation, and transfers in one complete and hassle-free one-stop shop for festival-goers. The company has grown its gross revenue by over +480% since 2015, more than doubling it every year from 2012 up to 2018.

Festicket has had a busy start to 2019 already. After securing $10.5m in funding in November 2018 from investors such as Beringea, a new funding round of $4.6m was announced in early February from Edge Investments. Separately, the company plans to launch its first ever crowdfunding campaign to give investment opportunities to its committed community of festival fans.

Zack Sabban, CEO and co-founder and Festicket, comments: “It’s a great feeling to be recognised for our growth by the FT 1000. It just goes to show how much potential the festival industry has, as more and more people choose to spend their money and time on unforgettable experiences like festivals."

"Sales have been up 70% year-on-year and we just had a record-breaking month in February, breaking our all-time record with over €11m gross merchandise value in the shortest month of the year. We have huge plans in the pipeline for the rest of 2019 so watch this space!”

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About Festicket & Event Genius

ABOUT EVENT GENIUS & FESTICKET

Event Genius is a multi-award winning end-to-end event technology company, providing ticketing, access control, travel and packages, marketing and cashless payment services to events of all types across the globe.

In 2019, Event Genius was acquired by Festicket, the world's largest platform for discovering and booking festival trips. Founded in 2012 by Zack Sabban and Jonathan Younes, Festicket is backed by a range of investors including Beringea, Edge, Lepe Partners, ProFounders and InMotion Venture and in Autumn 2019 completed the acquisition of Event Genius, and the associated Ticket Arena consumer website and brand.

Through combining the two companies' technology offerings, Event Genius is now a truly unique end-to-end platform for organisers and fans alike, providing the most complete offering in the live entertainment industry. Through the egTicketing, egCheckout, egMarketing, egTravel, egAccess and egPay solutions, the platform brings together technology and expertise including POS and cashless payment services, ticketing, accommodation, travel & packages, marketing, data insights & analytics, access control, fan engagement tools and more to plug a gap in the market that no other organisation has addressed to date.

Together, the business works closely with over 4000 official festival and event partners including Coachella, Tomorrowland, BST Hyde Park, Ibiza Rocks, Untitled Group, Afro Nation, Motion Bristol, Amnesia Ibiza, serving a growing community of over 5 million customers.

Alongside its London HQ, Event Genius has offices in Leeds, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, Porto, Melbourne and Barcelona.